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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Speaking very little; Taciturn; Close-mouthed.

Usage examples (33)
  • I think that explains the expression of tight-lipped determination you see on the faces of so many fly fishermen these days.
  • At dinner tonight, you were tight-lipped and polite.
  • OSBORN: Yes, they certainly are pretty tight-lipped.
  • Women weren't noted for their tight-lipped reticence. for more
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